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"HISTORY is ALIVE & WELL • 300 YEARS in San Antonio"

The 2018 King William Fair Parade honored San Antonio’s Tricentennial by creating an experience that is both visually stunning and educational for it’s audience. The moving timeline highlighted key events, folklore and music that have played an impactful role on San Antonio’s diverse nationality.

The Parade begins on E. Guenther at Eagleland, travels through the Fair Zone, and ends on Adams at Eagleland. The route is 2 miles long and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Viewing is available along the total length of the Parade Route.

Wrangle On, Sue

Wrangle On, Sue honors Sue Duffy, who was Chief Parade Wrangler from 2007 until her death in 2017. Although Sue did not live in the neighborhood, she devoted countless hours to curating and cultivating the parade into a city-wide favorite. Sue was also a former Fair performer (Irish dance), and loved spending time in the ‘hood.




Applications are now closed for the 2018 King William Fair Parade on April 28. Please check back in October 2018 for the 2019 King William Fair Parade application.
Entries are selected based primarily upon performance and entertainment values. Keep in mind that a large part of the audience will be children. Preference is given to local performance and arts groups not associated with other Fiesta events.

Elected officials representing the King William Historic District will be invited to participate by invitation only.

Prior parade participation does not guarantee automatic acceptance.

The decision of the Parade Committee in accepting or rejecting applications is final. Inquiries questioning or disputing the committee’s decisions will not be accepted.

The Parade Committee accepts no responsibility for any expenses incurred by entrants, whether accepted or not.

Important Dates for 2018 Parade Participants

February 7, 2018 – Deadline for Applications
Any application received after February 7 will be considered late. No exceptions.

February 23, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance & Invoices Emailed
We will email notification of acceptance or rejection. If accepted, we will include an invoice for fees due and a reminder to submit proof of vehicle insurance and signed waivers.

March 16, 2018 – Deadline for Payment
Deadline for payment, proof of vehicle insurance, and proof of liability insurance for vehicle and equestrian units. Last date to receive a refund per the Refund Policy.

April 7, 2018 – Mandatory Parade Participant Meeting
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Your Parade position and route details will be distributed at this meeting.
Discounted Fair admission wristbands will be available to purchase at this meeting.
At least one representative from your group must attend.
Participants not attending this meeting may be denied entry.

April 28, 2018 – King William Fair Parade
Line-up may start as early as 7:30 a.m. The Parade kicks off at 9:00 a.m.
The King William Fair and Parade is a non-smoking event.

Fees & Required Documents

You are NOT required to submit payment, proof of vehicle insurance, or individual signed waivers with your application. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email invoice with instructions to pay the fees and a request for proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable) and signed waivers. We will send notification of acceptance or rejection by email on February 23, 2018.

Proof of Vehicle Insurance (valid through April 28, 2018, for each vehicle)

Application Processing Fee (online payment or check made payable to “King William Fair”):
$25 for residents of King William and Lavaca
$50 for non-residents

Optional: One-day “User Policy” Liability Insurance Fee
Vehicles and Equestrian Units MUST provide or purchase current liability insurance listing the King William Association and The Fiesta Commission as additional named insured.)
$52 (optional) for walking units
$160 (required) for vehicle units
$135 (required) for equestrian units

Payment instructions will be sent with your notice of acceptance on February 23, 2018.

The King William Fair and Parade go on rain or shine. The Fair is not responsible for goods damaged due to inclement weather.

Your application is a commitment to participate in the 2018 King William Fair Parade. If a written or emailed notice of cancellation is received on or before March 30, 2018, we will refund your application fee and 50% of any insurance fees. After March 30, 2018, we will not refund any fees, even if we cancel the event.
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